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Full clean today, not sure why as it's meant to rain tomorrow. Full wax polish with Autoglym resin wax and finished with Autoglym rapid ceramic coating, it should help to give it some protection from the winter roads.

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Looks good. Also did mine with AG rapid ceramic today - what did you think of it? Wasn’t sure how to use it as the instructions are a bit vague - do you let it dry before buffing? I applied to small sections as instructed and then buffed it after about a minute and then again with a different microfibre cloth about 5 mins after. My car is silver so doesn’t gleam like red or dark colours but it has a decent shine. Started raining about an hour after I’d finished and the water was beading nicely..
 

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Looks good. Also did mine with AG rapid ceramic today - what did you think of it? Wasn’t sure how to use it as the instructions are a bit vague - do you let it dry before buffing? I applied to small sections as instructed and then buffed it after about a minute and then again with a different microfibre cloth about 5 mins after. My car is silver so doesn’t gleam like red or dark colours but it has a decent shine. Started raining about an hour after I’d finished and the water was beading nicely..

I quite like it to be honest, better if you use the wax as a base coat then use the rapid ceramic on top then just boost it with the ceramic every 5th wash or something. I generally wax about 3 times a year. I do a panel at a time with a microfiber cloth and just keep wiping until it's shines. I don't wipe to a haze then wipe off, just spray and wipe until it's gone.
 

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Are you using the Autoglym rapid ceramic on the diamond cut alloys?
I am using DiamondGlaze on my alloys but early days and I am not totally convinced if it is any good!
 

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Are you using the Autoglym rapid ceramic on the diamond cut alloys?
I am using DiamondGlaze on my alloys but early days and I am not totally convinced if it is any good!
Ceramic is nice on the body, I use wonder wheels with the added fallout (purple) for the wheels and finish them off with AG detail spray. Brings them up nice as you can see.
 

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It is protection of the diamond cut alloys that I am concerned about. Diamond cut alloys are a real pain for getting the 'Alloy worm'. I wish my V40 didn't have them!
If as I suspect mine get shabby after a while I can see me having them fully painted to solve the issue.
 

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It is protection of the diamond cut alloys that I am concerned about. Diamond cut alloys are a real pain for getting the 'Alloy worm'. I wish my V40 didn't have them!
If as I suspect mine get shabby after a while I can see me having them fully painted to solve the issue.
Think you can buy the proper product for protection, no idea what it's like. This is the first car I've had with diamond cut wheels and so far they haven't been a problem, think a lot of it is keeping them clean to keep them in good condition.
 

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Full clean today, not sure why as it's meant to rain tomorrow. Full wax polish with Autoglym resin wax and finished with Autoglym rapid ceramic coating, it should help to give it some protection from the winter roads.

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Ooo lovely and shiny tell me more about the auto glym ceramic finish please is that something I can do myself I use the resin and the extra protection
Full clean today, not sure why as it's meant to rain tomorrow. Full wax polish with Autoglym resin wax and finished with Autoglym rapid ceramic coating, it should help to give it some protection from the winter roads.

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Looks great..... could you tell me more about the auto glym rapid ceramic coating please as I use the auto glym high gloss protection ..... in you opinion is the ceramic coating better ?
 

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Are those 'curb marks' on the diamond cut rims, or just water marks as wheels are drying off? If it's the former...well...uh oh...
 

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Are those 'curb marks' on the diamond cut rims, or just water marks as wheels are drying off? If it's the former...well...uh oh...
Unfortunately kerb marks, it's was like that when I bought it, it's probably the worst one to take a picture off out of the 4. Still good order for 117k miles. Two of the wheels have been refurbished and look like new.
 
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